- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

GREENE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an upstate New York man is facing manslaughter charges after he drove drunk, crashed into a utility pole and killed his passenger.

The accident happened early Friday in Greene, northeast of Binghamton.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about a car that had crashed into a utility pole.


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The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports (https://press.sn/1dCuHD2 ) that 23-year-old passenger Brandon Archer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 22-year-old Bradley Goodrich, was taken to a hospital by helicopter for treatment of internal injuries.



Investigators say Goodrich was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

He is expected to be arraigned on charges including second-degree vehicular manslaughter after he is released from the hospital.

It was not clear if Goodrich had an attorney.

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Information from: Press & Sun-Bulletin, https://www.pressconnects.com

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